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Estimated population of Singapore citizens and permanent residents - 3,163,500 as at June 1998.

Chinese                     77%

Malays                      14%

Indians                     7.6%

Other ethnic groups 1.4%

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Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By Gretchen Liu

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The road shown on the front cover was Holloway Lane. It has recently gone the way of the Dodo and in its place is an open ground awaiting redevelopment. In the background is St Joseph's Church in Queen's Street.

The picture of the front cover of the book has been posted here with the kind permission of the publisher, Editions Didier Millet Singapore.

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News Flash        

Today Wednesday 9 Feb  2000

In Singapore

Fire destroyed a wet market at Kebun Baru Mall in Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 early yesterday morning. The fire gutted at least 74 of the 168 stalls.

A former Environment Ministry (ENV) officer was charged yesterday with cheating the ministry of almost S$770 000 while working there. Wong Seng Toong, 46, then a senior technical officer, cheated the ministry by helping two contractors to make false or inflated claims for work and took a cut out of the payments made by the ministry.

The 27-year-old woman who was raped in the Bukit Batok Nature Park on Sunday morning is now brain dead. Her injuries suggest she may have been attacked by more than one person. The CID's Special Investigation Section has taken charge of the case. 


Hong Kong: US fleet led by USS Stennis steams into HK in the biggest US naval  visit approved by Beijing since the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade was bombed by Nato planes last May.

Around the world

Belgrade: Less than a month after the slaying of Serbia's most notorious warlord, the Yugoslav Defence Minister was gunned down in a Belgrade restaurant on Monday night in what the government has called a "classic act of terrorism".

Courtesy of The Straits Times

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